The Grand Kumamoto Castle Japan. Kumamoto Castle is an impressive castle located in the centre of Kumamoto City. The castle was built in the early 1600s and has stone walls, moats, turrets, halls, pavilions, shrines and a palace building.
Kumamoto Castle (熊本城, Kumamotojō) is one of the most impressive castles in Japan. With large castle grounds and a variety of buildings, Kumamoto Castle offers its visitors one of the most complete castle experiences in Japan. Only a few structures have survived the centuries since the castle's construction in 1607 intact. The castle keep and most other buildings are modern reconstructions, but the reconstructions are mostly of a high quality and new buildings are continually being added.